CDPHE hosting webinar on free waste diversion consulting services

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(DENVER) Feb. 21, 2023: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is hosting a webinar to introduce its new Technical Assistance Service Provider program, which will provide free consulting along the Front Range to help increase recycling rates in those communities. 

Funded by the Front Range Waste Diversion Enterprise, the program will provide free consulting support to Front Range towns, cities, counties, and K-12 school districts to help with waste diversion programs and policies. Communities and members of the public can learn more about the program at the upcoming “Introducing Technical Assistance Service Provider” webinar  from 1- 2 p.m., March 15. Webinar registration is now open.

The 13 eligible Front Range counties include: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Teller, and Weld. Highlights of the program include: 

  • Progressive tiers of technical assistance ranging from workshops to in-depth, consulting services.
  • Hands-on guidance on waste diversion program development and implementation.
  • Recycling/composting data collection.
  • Policy and ordinance development.
  • Zero waste action plans.

“Colorado’s Front Range communities have the opportunity to create real change with their waste diversion efforts,” said Kendra Appelman-Eastvedt, recycling grants program manager at CDPHE. “The Technical Assistance Service Provider will move the needle on waste diversion on the Front Range.”

More information is available at the Front Range Waste Diversion website